Lighten up with soup and a salad!
It can be tough to get back on track with your eating habits the week after a holiday. For Meatless Monday, why not try the classic combo of soup and salad with anything-but-standard choices.
If you're like many people, you probably had a bit more to eat than usual over the holiday weekend. With all the stuffing, desserts and other goodies to choose from, it can be hard to say no!
This Meatless Monday, try to get back on track with a more normal eating routine. Loaded with veggies and flavors galore, this soup and salad combo well help keep you satisfied. The veggies and greens from the salad help add bulk and you'll feel full from lower-calorie foods rather than heavy foods high in calories and fat. The flavors from the salad will have you so happy, you'll think it's still the holiday!
Meatless Monday offers dietary benchmarks from the USDA, such as eating four to five servings of vegetables a day. You'll discover some health benefits to cutting meat from your diet, like the potential to curb obesity. Consider that people on low-meat or vegetarian diets have significantly lower body weights and body mass indices. A recent study from Imperial College London also found that reducing overall meat consumption can prevent long-term weight gain.
Give this soup and salad combo a try!
Minty pea soup
Serves 6 people
Curried carrot, raisin and cashew salad
Serves 2 people
For Meatless Monday this week, ease your way back into a normal eating routine. Don't forget that going meatless once a week may reduce your risk of chronic preventable conditions like cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity.
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